Brunch by the river, then roar like a Viking. Shop 'til you drop, then walk with the luminaries. Go to a gig, then dance like a diva. Do it all on a winter weekend in Dublin. Hit the ground running on your Dublin adventure with a delicious artisan coffee brewed at Joe’s, followed by a fabulous brunch of syrupy French toast, pulled pork Benedict or coconut chia porridge at Legit Coffee Co. Keep the feast going and get the blood pumping with a walk along Fab Food Trails’ Dublin Tasting Trail, and get to know the city through its food. Keep out the chill with a wander through the history of Dublin from ancient times to modern day at the National Museum of Ireland, and find out more about the quirkier side of Irish life with the Little Museum of Dublin. Check out the Irish Whiskey Museum complete with a taster of the 'water of life', and pull a pint at the Guinness Storehouse. As night falls, warm up with a creamy Irish Coffee by the fire at one of Dublin’s famous pubs. Pull up a stool for a trad session at Whelan's, check out the mixers at the cosy Vintage Cocktail Club or go alternative with a pint (and pizza) at the Bernard Shaw. Ward off the winter chill with Opium’s spicy fusion food, or try some sophisticated traditional Irish fare at The Winding Stair, a cosy restaurant set in an old bookshop. A weekend in Dublin is the muse behind the music, the craic of the comedy, the village atmosphere cuddled up in a cosmopolitan city. Top attractions Discover why bubbles go down not up in a pint of Guinness, go behind bars at what used to be one of the most brutal jails in Dublin, or come face to face with a perfectly preserved Iron Age body. Dublin city: food and drink Warm up with an artisan coffee from award-winning baristas, get cosy with a delicious brunch or take a long lunch by an open fire as you gaze out at the moody skies hanging over Dublin’s best cafes and restaurants. Dublin's music scene Music is in Dublin's DNA... U2, Thin Lizzy, The Frames, The Script – and there are plenty more like them in town, so get out of the cold with a gig at Whelan's, The Brazen Head or The Cobblestone. Dublin’s trad music pubs Nothing will get you up off a bar stool like a thumping traditional music session. Come in from the cold and warm up by the fire with a Guinness and a song and dance with the locals. 5 walks outside the city Wrap up warm and channel your inner rambler with a walk at the foothills of the Dublin Mountains, a hike up Howth Head, or make dreams come true at the Wishing Stone on Killiney Hill. New Year’s Festival Come and join us in Dublin as the New Year’s Festival lights up the city! Against the iconic backdrop of the Fair City, excited revellers from all over the world will come together to ring in the New Year. Explore more Dublin city: fashion, design and craftDublin wears its heart on its sleeve and its style on its people – expect the creative, dynamic and unique. Dublin city: festivals and events Comedy? Photography? Horses? Horror? If you love it, Dublin’s likely to have a festival to celebrate it! Dublin city: 9 literary attractionsDublin is a book-lover’s paradise, with some of the world’s greatest calling these very streets home.